TGC links

Aaron Renn

And here’s an interview on the book at Reason.

Comments

  1. Wad says:

    I asked this on the Urbanophile, and I’ll ask it here to get an answer from Ryan.

    One problem is that future residents are an invisible constituency and cannot influence the politics of a place where they don’t live. Present residents are indifferent or hostile to the interests of future residents. The political process then splits the difference. Density is not put where it isn’t wanted, and if there is development, it flows to the path of least resistance.

    Much urban development has been concentrated either in deactivated commercial or industrial zones, or in poor areas with transient populations. (Poor areas with stable populations fight development fiercely.)

    How can the political solution to the density problem be overcome to get it as explained in TGC?